Properties on Bird Key enjoy stunning views over Sarasota Bay with mesmerizing sunsets.
Private and prestigious island community with grand homes
Bird Key (zipcode 34236) is a peaceful residential community offering idyllic waterfront living on a barrier island in Sarasota Bay. Bird Key is located between Saint Armands Key and mainland Sarasota and is connected to Sarasota and other barrier islands by the John Ringling Causeway to the north. This private and prestigious island community has little in the way of commercial development, but shopping, dining, and entertainment are easily accessible on Saint Armands Key and in nearby Sarasota.
Homes for sale in Bird Key are mostly large waterfront retreats with beautiful architecture and first-class amenities. The island’s real estate mix features diverse housing styles, including grand Mediterranean villas and striking contemporary custom builds. Bird Key real estate often features stunning views over Sarasota Bay with mesmerizing sunsets.
Bird Key is a private island community within easy reach of all the amenities and attractions in Sarasota and on other Florida Gulf islands. Spanning 250 acres, the island of Bird Key is one of the most sought-after residential addresses in Florida. Many residents participate in social activities and excursions with the Bird Key Yacht Club.
Bird Key Yacht Club is at the heart of life on Bird Key. Dining spaces at Bird Key Yacht Club include a formal dining room, a more relaxed bar and lounge area, and an outdoor terrace with wonderful views over the marina and out to the Sarasota skyline. Members of Bird Key Yacht Club can participate in a wide range of social activities, including wine dinners, sports and athletics meetups, trivia nights, book clubs, art classes, music nights, and holiday celebrations. Regular excursions include fishing and sailing trips and cruises to other islands. Bird Key Yacht Club’s centerpiece is a 42-slip marina featuring 24 wet slips for 20 to 50 feet sail and power vessels, 18 boat lifts, and a kayak lift. Other activities available at the club include bike rides, bocce, bowling, line dancing, tennis, and yoga. Members also enjoy access to golfing at the historic Sara Bay Country Club’s 18-hole Donald Ross course, designed in 1926, and two challenging courses designed by Gary Player and Rees Jones at Laurel Oak Country Club.
Close to the John Ringling Causeway at Bird Key’s northern end, Bird Key Park is a relaxing greenspace with picturesque waterfront views. This pet-friendly park has biking and hiking trails, picnic areas, and a canoe launch. The adjacent Ringling Bridge Causeway Park also offers beautiful views plus a fishing pier, bait shop, and a playground for kids. You can walk or drive over the Causeway to reach Bayfront Park on the Sarasota mainland. The John Ringling Causeway connects Bird Key with St. Armands Circle, a premier shopping and dining destination featuring more than 130 businesses. You can also head into Sarasota on the Causeway for many more restaurants, retailers, and entertainment options.
Bird Key is served by Sarasota County Public Schools.